H1B vs O1? What path would you rather take?

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As someone who manages visas for agencies, if you have the experience, an O.
H1B are constantly under change and scrutiny with USCIS.... well all visas really.
With a strong O, you’d be in much better shape.
This administration is making changes regularly so find a good immigration attorney or rely heavily on the agency’s if they have one.
PM if needed.


O1 if you’re eligible

O1 for sure.

I had an H1B and my husband (creative director) had an O1. When we went through immigration he got high fives and jokes from agents. I got scowls and interrogation.

Are you married?
Are you single?
Do you qualify for an O?
It’s not that simple.

Marital status doesn’t matter tbh. If you qualify for an O do that or else your stuck with an H

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